The Unmercenary Physicians named Cosmas and Damian were born to a family of nobles and educated as physicians in some of the best schools of their time. Yet they shunned all worldly knowledge and rewards and vowed to practice their art without reward. They gave help to all who asked, rich and poor, and even animals. By healing in the name of Christ, they worked innumerable miracles.
Christians invoke their names in prayers for the healing of the infirm and for harmony in family life.